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Workers' Compensation - 2021 Spring Conference Day 2

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May 6, 2021


Washington State Association for Justice


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Causey Wright

Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC

5.75 Law & Legal credits, 0.5 Ethics credits

8:20-8:30  Welcome
Co-Chairs Jane Dale · Causey Wright &
Rachel Hamar · Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC, and
Sara Crumb · Interim CEO, Washington State Association for Justice
8:30-8:45  Legislative Update
Michael Temple · WSAJ Government Affairs Counsel
8:45-9:15  CRSSA Planning & Social Security Offset Pitfalls
David Lauman · Small, Snell, Weiss & Comfort, PS
9:15-10:00  Case Law Update
Doug Palmer · Hamrick Palmer Johansen, PLLC
Brian Wright · Causey Wright
10:00-10:15  Break
10:15-11:00  For the Record: Bias & Workers' Compensation Cases
Justice G. Helen Whitener · Washington State Supreme Court
11:00-11:30  Update: Significant BIIA Decisions 
Isabel A.M. Cole · Labor Member, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
11:30AM-12:00PM  Important PPE: Penalty Provocateur's Equipment
Rachel Hamar & Bill Hochberg · Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC
12:00-12:30  Lunch break
12:30-1:00  My First Five Years in Workers' Comp – Lessons Learned
Marina Anderson · Foster Law PC
1:00-1:45  Panel: Strategies for Litigating Pension Cases & Superior Court Appeals
Katherine Mason · Law Office of K.L. Mason, PLLC
Doug Palmer · Hamrick Palmer Johansen, PLLC
Lee Thomas · Harpold Thomas, PC
1:45-2:15  What to Do and What Not to Do for Zoom Trials
Judge Knowrasa Patrick · IAJ and Zoom & Court Call Coordinator, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
2:15-2:30  Break
2:30-2:55  Tips on Preserving Issues for Appeal
Sara Sanders · Small, Snell, Weiss & Comfort, PS
2:55-3:15  Medicare Set-Asides in Workers' Compensation Cases
Steve Shaw · Shaw Legal Solutions
3:15-3:45 ETHICS Topic TBD
Judge Lynn Hendrickson · IAJ, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
3:45-3:55  Closing remarks  
Co-Chairs Jane Dale · Causey Wright &
Rachel Hamar · Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC, and
Sara Crumb · Interim CEO, Washington State Association for Justice



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Jane Dale
Causey Wright

Jane Dale is a litigation attorney who practiced in a variety of legal areas before finding her passion in workers’... Read More

Rachel Vera Hamar
Law Office Of William D. Hochberg

Rachel V. Hamar is an associate with the Law Office of William Hochberg, where she focuses primarily on social security... Read More

Marina Anderson

Isabel Cole

Hon. Lynn Hendrickson

William D. Hochberg
Law Office of William Hochberg

William D. Hochberg, the managing partner at Hochberg & Hamar, leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds,... Read More

David W. Lauman
Small Snell Weiss & Comfort, P.S.

For more than 20 years, David Lauman has been helping injured workers receive the full benefits theydeserve. He was named a... Read More

Katherine L. Mason
Katherine L. Mason, Attorney at Law

Katherine Mason has been practicing law in Washington state since 1999. Her professional experience includes service with the... Read More

Doug M. Palmer
Busick Hamrick, PLLC

Doug Palmer is your fearless Section Leader. Some people say that he has been the greatest leader ever. Those who say his... Read More

Knowrasa T. Patrick

KNOWRASA T. PATRICK has practiced in Tacoma in the fields of workers' compensation and social security since graduating in... Read More

Sara Sanders

Steven Shaw
Shaw Legal Solutions

Steve Shaw is certified as a Medicare Secondary Payer Professional - Fellow, and regularly consults with plaintiff attorneys... Read More

Michael E. Temple
Putnam Lieb Potvin

Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature for some time. He served as Attorney to the Speaker... Read More

Lee Stewart Thomas
Harpold Thomas, P.C.

Lee practices exclusively in litigation involving injured workers and those injured through the negligence of others. He is... Read More

Justice G. Helen Whitener

Brian Michael Wright
Causey Law Firm

Brian Wright is an attorney at Causey Wright, P.S. He has been involved in workers’ compensation since 2005 when he began... Read More

Hon. Meng Li Che

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Workers' Compensation
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